Today I’m sharing NUMBER FORMATION RHYMES to help your little one learn to form numbers correctly!
Why are rhymes and songs useful for helping little ones learn? Well firstly not only are they fun, but they provide another way to assist with learning a new concept or idea.
When we provide opportunities for little ones to use auditory, visual and tactile senses we are giving them different ways to connect with their learning.
Formal handwriting begins in kindergarten but children as young as 3 are very interested in writing!
Why not add some playful rhymes into the mix to help them (and yourself!) learn and remember these tricky formations!
When introducing (or when practicing) number formation it’s important to note that we ALWAYS start at the top. We really want this to become a good handwriting habit for our little ones.
I also like to encourage a multi sensory approach whereby many different surfaces and tools are used to practice handwriting (not just simply pencil and paper). This allows children to experience number and letter formation in a variety of different ways to help consolidate their learning.
In our classroom we love tracing over enlarged letters with our finger before hitting the books as well as air writing, drawing with our finger on a friends back, on the carpet, on sparkly paper, on bumpy paper etc.
Hope your little ones love the rhymes!